Local sausage production underway at Stettler Meat Company – A Look Back

2001 – 10 YEARS AGO

• By all accounts the Men’s Provincial Curling Championships that took place over the weekend in Stettler was a grand success. Curlers felt the ice was excellent and the raves that the organizing committee received can only serve as a good argument for hosting events of this magnitude in rural Alberta. The Ferbey/Nedohin rink of Edmonton were exceptionally thrilled with the result as they defeated Kevin Martin in an exciting final game.

• Six students from the Mother Teresa School in Halkirk will have poems published this year after teacher Nola Fletcher’s language-arts class entered the “new poetry contest for young writers. Congratulations to Carlie Doan, Trevor Kneeland, Lacey Anderson, Patti Randall, Crystal Doan and Amber Creasey whose poems were selected for publishing.

1991 – 20 YEARS AGO

• Stettler’s longest serving physician Dr. David Berezan has announced he is selling the Downtown Medical Clinic to his two partners Dr. Germin and Dr. Drummond. Dr. Berezan says he will be retiring soon after nearly 48 years in the profession.

• Brett Cameron of Stettler is Western Canada’s newest champion in the 400 metre individual medley for boys 15 to 17. Brett was competing in Lethbridge against top competitors from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

1981 – 30 YEARS AGO

• A time clock has been placed in the Byemoor Arena in memory of three local young people who lost their lives in a car train accident in 1973. Greg Ballinger, Cheryl Hausher and Marilyn Wasdal were all members of the Blues hockey team.

• Membership in the Stettler and District Chamber of Commerce has reached an all time high of 108 businesses, individuals and organizations, as a result of the recent membership drive.

1971 – 40 YEARS AGO

• Twenty-five teachers from Thailand, who are attending University of Alberta, visited Stettler on their tour of larger schools in Alberta. They speak English well, and had to pass a number of examinations to qualify for university.

• John LaRose of Stettler placed sixth in the 800cc main event at the annual Wetaskiwin International Shriner’s Snowmobile Races against racers from all over Canada and the United States. Speeds of close to 90 miles per hour were recorded.

1961 – 50 YEARS AGO

• All the colour, fun and excitement of a dance hall during the Yukon Gold Rush will be relived at Donalda’s famous Klondike Nights. The program includes games of chance and dancing, a stage show featuring can-can girls, and the crowing of the Klondike Queen.

• The Botha community congratulates the Groves Bros. on the 16th anniversary of the opening of their store, and offers best wishes in the operation of their store under the MM plan.

1951 – 60 YEARS AGO

• The roof on the Erskine curling rink collapsed from heavy weight of snow. Fortunately there were no curlers on the ice at the time. Plans to build a new rink are being discussed.

• A sow at the Red Willow colony recently gave birth to a litter of 21 pigs.

1941 – 70 YEARS AGO

• Castor schools are closed for a period of two weeks, as there are a few cases of measles in town, and the Health Board does not wish it to develop into an epidemic.

• The Stettler Branch of the Alberta Women’s Service Corps will conduct a street campaign in aid of Canada’s War Effort. They will sell War Savings Stamps, and “you’ll do your bit won’t you to help Stamp Out Hitler?”

1931 – 80 YEARS AGO

• Mrs. J. Thomas of Zenith has won first prize for her bread recipe in the contest being held by Lake of the Woods Milling Co. The company will use the best recipes in the new “Five Roses Cook Book” now being compiled.

• The weather continues fine with very little change. The past few weeks have been warm enough to endanger fresh meat and many of the housewives have been busy canning what they have on hand.

1921 – 90 YEARS AGO

• The Erskine Union Choir have a musical program at the Stettler Presbyterian Church Sunday evening, and made a favourable impression. Stettler audiences should hear this choir more often.

• Three good checker players from Three Hills are coming to Stettler, and some very interesting games are anticipated. One of the men, Mr. Morgan, is accredited with being the champion checker player of Alberta.

1911 – 100 YEARS AGO

• This is Bonspiel Week in Stettler and business is practically suspended among curlers while they disport themselves and their brooms on the ice. A noticeable feature is the interest taken by the public in general and all rinks attract a crowd of spectators.

• The Stettler Meat Company has installed some new and up-to-date machinery, and are manufacturing their own sausage, lard, hams, and bacon. They have on hand at all times high class meats of all kinds.